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Look at this! Delaware man lands huge catfish, shatters state record

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In this photo provided by Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Jordan Chelton, of Harrington, Del., poses with his state-record 36 lb., 3.2 oz blue catfish   (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control via AP) In this photo provided by Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Jordan Chelton, of Harrington, Del., poses with his state-record 36 lb., 3.2 oz blue catfish (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control via AP)

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) -- A man has set a new Delaware state fishing record by landing a 36-pound, 3.2-ounce blue catfish.

Delaware fish and wildlife officials said Tuesday that Jordan Chelton of Harrington caught the fish on June 20 in the upper Nanticoke River in southwestern Delaware on a 12-pound test line with a chunk of Atlantic menhaden.

The fish was 38 1/2 inches long and had a girth of 27 1/2 inches.

The record catch was initially confirmed by a fish and wildlife police officer and verified at a Seaford tackle shop.

The previous state catfish record holder was Gavin Spicer, who caught a 25-pound, 5.6-ounce blue catfish from the Nanticoke just two months earlier.

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